Very rare, it would seem to be Venetian, it should derive from a nickname. additions provided by Fabio Paolucci Badanai is a typical Venetian surname, recorded largely in the province of Venice, with peaks of intensity in the municipality of Cinto Caomaggiore. Badanai is also present, probably due to migration flows from the Venetian province, in Lombardy, Piedmont, Liguria and Lazio. In my opinion, the surname in question derives from the expression pay attention to money, to its own interests, attributed as a nickname to the progenitor in a mocking sense to highlight the greedy spirit of earnings and visibly accustomed to money. additions provided by Gigi Colombo In Giuseppe Boerio's Venetian dictionary we find the adjective badanà and the verb badanarse with the meaning of breathless and wheezing.
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